Joyce Serhan, Joe Serhan Killed, Jamie Mckeown, 1 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-10 in Rose City, TX
UPDATE (May 6, 2022): Sources identified one of the parties injured in the crash as 42-year-old Jamie Mckeown. Others have not been identified. The factors surrounding the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
UPDATE (April 22, 2022): In their recent reports, authorities identified the victims killed in the crash as 77-year-old Joe Serhan and 79-year-old Joyce Serhan. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Rose City, TX -- April 20, 2022, two people were killed and two were injured after an accident involving multiple vehicles along I-10.
According to reports from Texas DPS officials, the crash happened along I-10 near mile marker 858. Investigators said that a Ford SUV was traveling along the interstate when one of its tires blew out. As a result, the Ford crashed with a Dodge pickup. This caused a chain reaction involving a semi-truck, two pickups, and two passenger cars.
Due to the collisions, the driver and passenger of a Hyundai involved in the crash sustained fatal injuries. Two other drivers had unspecified injuries. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Joyce Serhan, Joe Serhan Truck Accident in Rose City
People tend to read reports like this and just figure everything was some unavoidable incident due to something in the road puncturing a person's tire. That could very well be what happened here. Not every crash is someone's fault. Sometimes, tragedies simply happen for no good reason. That said, tire blowouts are not always so simple. It takes experienced investigators with proper tools to rule out something unusual like a manufacturing defect. Beyond that, further investigations could show that there were other factors contributing to the ensuing collisions.
For example, it's possible that the factor that led to the deaths of the two victims was not actually the tire blowout. In a chain-reaction collision, evidence can show that some of the vehicles had no way of avoiding the crash, but others could have. If investigations point to one of the drivers failing to avoid the collision when they reasonably could have, it could be a sign that driver was going too fast, following too closely, not paying enough attention, etc.
Likely or not, it's important to be thorough to ensure the victims' loved ones at least know they're getting the full story. Chalking everything up to a tire blowout just because it's the easy explanation isn't the same as showing clearly what happened through tangible evidence. Are the proper steps being taken here to ensure nothing important slipped through the cracks?